The Summer BreakSpot fills the nutrition gap during the summer by serving meals to children 18 years and younger so they can return to school healthy, happy and ready to learn.

Many children (more than 555,000) throughout South Florida rely on a nutritious breakfast and lunch through federal nutrition programs. During the summer, when school is not in session, these kids may not receive the proper sustenance they need to thrive and return to school ready to learn.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), through the Florida Department of Agriculture, aims to bridge the gap in meals during the summer.

Feeding South Florida is a proud sponsor of the program, providing more than 10,000 meals during the summer months.

WHO

Almost 1 million children in Florida are at risk of hunger during the summer while school is not in session. In South Florida alone, there are more than 240,000 children who don’t know from where they will get their next meal and more than 555,000 who rely on free or reduced meals during the school year. When school is not in session, access to these meals are diminished, leaving families having to find additional resources for food.

WHAT

The Summer BreakSpot program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is run in local communities by qualifying nonprofit organizations like faith-based groups, child-care centers, parks, and others. The Summer BreakSpot fills the nutrition gap during the summer by serving meals to children 18 years and younger so they can return to school healthy, happy and ready to learn.

Feeding South Florida is a sponsor of the program. Meaning, we take on the fiscal and logistical responsibility for ensuring sites receive meals – free of charge!

HOW

Florida Meal sites are where children receive meals in a safe and supervised setting and may include faith-based organizations, schools, parks, housing projects, day camps or community centers. Breakfasts, lunches or snacks can be delivered daily to a site or prepared on-site depending on facility capabilities and resources. Sites can provide each child up to two free meals per day.

Meal sites work directly with Summer BreakSpot sponsors, such as a food bank (Feeding South Florida!) a school district, or large community organization, that are familiar with the necessary paperwork requirements.

WHERE

Sites listed below. Please note, sites will open Monday, June 11, 2018

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Pickwick Mobile Home Park
1 Pickwick Park Dr. E
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Service Days: Monday – Friday

Royal Palm Mobile Home Park
2781 2nd Avenue N
Lake Worth, FL, 33461
Service Days: Monday – Friday

Orange Grove Mobile
2600 6th Avenue S
Lake Worth, FL 33401
Service Days: Monday – Friday

Casa de la Esperenza
1651 62nd Avenue South
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Service Days: Monday – Friday

BROWARD COUNTY

Tabernacle Christian Center (Opens June 18)
4101 SW 61st Ave.
Davie, FL 33314
Service Days: Monday – Friday

Sunshine Cathedral (Opens June 12)
1480 SW 9th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Service Days: Tuesday – Thursday

New Life Enrichment Ministries
6732 Pembroke Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33023
Service Days: Tuesday – Thursday

First United Methodist Church
101 Southeast 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Service Days: Monday – Friday

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Mt. Pisgah (Opens June 18)
3340 NW 215th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Service Days: Monday – Friday

Saint Ann Mission
13875 SW 264 Street
Naranja, FL 33032
Service Days: Monday – Friday

Boardwalk RV & MH Resort
100 NE 6th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
Service Days: Monday – Friday

Vida Abundante – Camp Owaissa Bauer (Opens June 20)
17001 SW 264th Street
Homestead, FL 33031
Service Days: Wed

Vida Abundante Church (Opens July 20)
5602 NW 159th Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Service Days: Friday – Sunday